|Hwang In-youp Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||January 19, 1991|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Hwang In-youp is a South Korean actor, model, and singer who started his career in modeling and then branched out as an actor. Over the years, he has been cast in a variety of roles in shows such as The Tale of Nokdu, Why Her, True Beauty, 18 Again, The Sound of Magic, Why, and Freshman.
Ryan Leon (English Name)
Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Hwang In-youp studied at Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai International School. After graduating high school, he enrolled at the Philippine Women’s College of Davao and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design.
Additionally, he has also trained in various martial arts such as Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Kendo (or Kumdo as it is known in South Korea).
Actor, Model, Singer
- Siblings – Inof (3-year Younger Brother) (Producer, Singer, Songwriter, YouTuber)
Hwang In-youp has been signed with –
- KeyEast (South Korea)
- Stream Media Corporation (Japan)
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Hwang In-youp is of Korean descent.
- Tall stature
- Lean frame
Hwang In-youp Favorite Things
- Food – Pasta
- TV Shows – My Mister
- Pokémon – Charmander
- Color – Black
Hwang In-youp Facts
- During his high school and college years, he resided in Davao City, Philippines and went by the English name Ryan Leon.
- His high school motto was “Seeing is believing”.
- Before he auditioned for a modeling career, Hwang In-youp had already completed mandatory military service.
- He wanted to become a fashion designer when he was in high school.
- In 2019, he played Park Dan-ho (Cha Yool-moo’s escort warrior with excellent sword skills) in the period romantic comedy-drama television series The Tale of Nokdu.
- Hwang In-youp was cast as Goo Ja-sung (a student of Class 2-7 at Serim High School who is the captain of Serim’s basketball team) in the romantic comedy fantasy drama television series 18 Again in 2020. Based on the 2009 film 17 Again, the show’s lead cast includes Kim Ha-neul, Yoon Sang-hyun, and Lee Do-hyun.
- He brought to life the character of In-guk in the 2020 short film Swimming Bird.
- Along with Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo, and Park Yoo-na, Hwang In-youp co-starred as Han Seo-jun (a student of Class 2-5 in Saebom High School) in the coming-of-age romantic comedy television series True Beauty in 2021.
- For his role in True Beauty, he got a motorcycle license.
- Hwang In-youp won the Brand Customer Loyalty Award for “Best Male Rookie Actor” in 2021.
- He appeared as Gong Chan/Kim Dong-gu in the 2022 romantic legal mystery melodrama television series Why Her. This performance got him nominated at the 2022 SBS Drama Awards in the “Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Genre/Fantasy Drama” and “Best Supporting Team” categories.
- He was seen as a cast member in the entertainment program Young Actors’ Retreat in 2022.
- Alongside Ji Chang-wook and Choi Sung-eun, Hwang In-youp co-starred as Na Il-deung (a gifted and wealthy high school boy who comes across as cold and silent) in the coming-of-age musical fantasy streaming television series The Sound of Magic in 2022. The show is based on the Naver webtoon Annarasumanara by Ha Il-kwon.
- Some of his hobbies are reading magazines and listening to music.
- Being an introvert, it took a lot of effort on his part for him to overcome his comfort zone and try out modeling.
- He does not like eating pineapple pizza and rather prefers pepperoni pizza.
- Hwang In-youp is a 3rd-dan black belt in Taekwondo.
- He is ambidextrous (able to use both the right and left hand equally well).
- His role models include Lee Byung-hun, Jo In-sung, and Ju Ji-hoon.
- He is a Pokémon enthusiast.
Featured Image by Marie Claire Korea / YouTube / CC BY 3.0